The Swiss Gerardo Seoane is the new coach of Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach. The 44-year-old has signed a contract with the five-time German champions until 2026.
Seoane succeeds Daniel Farke, who was released after just one season. Nils Schmadtke will also take over the position of license sports director for the foals.
Seoane worked at Bayer Leverkusen until October. With the BSC Young Boys he won the Swiss championship three times in a row (2019 to 2021). At that time he was already being discussed with Borussia, who then decided on Adi Hütter. Schmadtke (34) most recently worked as head of the scouting department at VfL Wolfsburg.
“Gerardo Seoane has worked successfully in various positions over the past few years. He is a young but experienced coach who fits our approach to football,” said managing director Roland Virkus.
In addition to Schmadtke, Philipp Schützendorf (41), previously head of analysis at Borussia, will be promoted to head of development with immediate effect. Talent development as well as video and data analysis are located there.
“With these personnel decisions, we are broadening our sporting management,” explained Virkus. Schmadtke completes the sporting management team as organizational manager of the license area alongside Steffen Korell (director of scouting and squad planning) and himself.